Kolocep Island
Kolocep Island
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  • kirstin98
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great island, but shame on the all inclusive hotel.
    Nice Island if you want to get off the main track. Just one restaurant for tourists that are not all-inclusive guests at the beach hotel – but that restaurant at is great. The all-inclusive hotel is a shame for the island. It deprives both locals and tourist the normal outdoor life. The load music is intrusive on other guests at the island. Also a shame to see their guests and even the staff throwing cigarettes on the beach.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful place not far from Dubrovnik
    We were a group who hired a boat for an afternoon and it brought us here - it's about 30 minutes from Dubrovnik but in some respects feels a world away! The island is relatively small but has everything you need for a day / few days. The dock is small and near to it is a small corner shop, some public toilets and then a little further along, a sandy beach in front of a hotel. Keep walking for another 10-15 minutes and you can go around the corner to a rockier beach that's slightly quieter. There are some paths around the island if you want to do some walking - best to get a map if possible. If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, this is definitely worth the trip!
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • r0landbrunner
    Zurich, Switzerland1,848 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    the unpleasant side of the island
    As every year, we spend the first two weeks of September on Kalamota/Kolocep. We love the island for being clean and quiet. However, yesterday (Friday) and today (Saturday) we had very unpleasant moments while swimming on the little nudist beach off VIlla Ruza. Small cruisers came directly to the beach and ankered there. Today, cruizer Aretta even tied the boat to a rock on the beach. They had their engines running all the time (for cooling, cooking etc,), polluting air and water of this little precious bay. We asked the Tourist Bord of Dubrovnik: - how and where can we file a legal complaint against the owners of these cruizers? what is the legal procedure? - how is assured and who is responsible to assure that cuisers follow the laws and what consequences will the owners have to face for not doing so? We are very sorry that some few cruise owners seem not to follow the regulations, spoiling and even endangering the tourists on the beach. we are waiting for a reply
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 9, 2023
  • John A
    Belfast, United Kingdom1,518 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely island
    Kolocep Island was the second island that we visited on our Elaphiti Island tour. There were quite a few boats coming over from Dubrovnic and discharging hundreds of visitors, so the main port got quite crowded. Apparently the population of the island remains quite low and this is a popular draw for those wanting a "get away from it all holiday".
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Joasi23
    South Yorkshire, United Kingdom1,408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another beautiful island
    Very short visit as part of a 3 island tour but the short time we had there we loved . The walking trails from where the boat docked provided stunning views of pristine coastline and blue caves . Was fun watching the swimmers diving off the rocks .
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 15, 2023
  • SWH100
    Cardiff, United Kingdom1,086 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing snorkelling 🤿
    This is such a beautiful island. We didn’t have too long here as we visited as part of the 3 island tour, so we decided to head to the beach to do some swimming and snorkelling. We spent most of the hour in the water as it was so beautiful. The water was so blue and so clear. We saw so many different types of fish and plenty of sea urchins, which was awesome. I had never seen them before. Would definitely visit again and spent more time exploring.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,848 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
As every year, we spend the first two weeks of September on Kalamota/Kolocep. We love the island for being clean and quiet.
However, we also had unpleasant moments while swimming on the little nudist beach off VIlla Ruza. Small cruisers came directly to the beach and ankered there, with their engines running all the time (for cooling, cooking etc,), polluting air and water of this little precious bay. This is clearly forbidden, but the authorities seem not to care about.
The second annoying thing on this beach are all the illiterate tourists, just wandering around even if there is no path and way out, and it is clearly marked as nudist area. Maybe there should be signposts with symbols only instead of letters, so that also illiterates get it.
Yet another annoying thing on the island are the motorbikes and transports. Even if the island is car-free, with one small road only crossing the island, there are motorbikes and engines for transports that are still running on gasoline. while the hotels use mostly electric vehicles, the locals still run old, stinky engines. Just one old motorbike on the shall, narrow road stinks like hell.
Three things that we definitely do not like on Kalamota. But it still is a beautiful island.
Written September 30, 2023
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Sam K
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were staying in Babin Kuk and caught the ferry out to Kolocep. 8 euros return which is great value. It's a beautiful island but there is not a lot there. Quite a few walking trails are signposted at the start but nothing I've you're on then. I would recommend getting a map before you go if possible. There are a couple of stalls set up selling local produce, one near to the ferry, another further round the island. Bought some local sweets there. There's a couple of bars and a small shop near the ferry port also. We walked down to a couple of the little beaches / bays. Beautiful clear water to swim in, it's very pebbly and slippy though so I would recommend sea shoes if you're planning on going in. We had a nice day and I would recommend but do try and pick up a map first - it would have greatly improved our visit I think.
Written August 12, 2023
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LondonFamily88
London, UK989 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a small cave on Kolocep Island that we arrived at by boat... clearly very popular!

The water is warm, clear and very blue. The blue cave is a small swim from the boat and there are a few rocks along the side to stop if needed. Pretty once you are inside. Definitely wear a snorkeling mask to see beneath the water.
Written August 15, 2020
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John A
Belfast, UK1,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Kolocep Island was the second island that we visited on our Elaphiti Island tour. There were quite a few boats coming over from Dubrovnic and discharging hundreds of visitors, so the main port got quite crowded.
Apparently the population of the island remains quite low and this is a popular draw for those wanting a "get away from it all holiday".
Written September 15, 2023
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
We were a group who hired a boat for an afternoon and it brought us here - it's about 30 minutes from Dubrovnik but in some respects feels a world away!

The island is relatively small but has everything you need for a day / few days. The dock is small and near to it is a small corner shop, some public toilets and then a little further along, a sandy beach in front of a hotel. Keep walking for another 10-15 minutes and you can go around the corner to a rockier beach that's slightly quieter. There are some paths around the island if you want to do some walking - best to get a map if possible.

If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik, this is definitely worth the trip!
Written August 27, 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Blue Cave is a well advertised attraction on most boat trips to the Elaphiti islands. On this low quality trip I had unluckily taken there was no personnel fit enough to descend to the deep blue water with clients. So we floated by ourselves near the cliff wall as the boat was running its motor making the situation a bit scary. I guess nobody dived to the cave without guidance.
Written July 14, 2021
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sojourner2704
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
got the ferry here from the gruz port. only half hour on the ferry and cheap price. very small village. there was nowhere to really eat so bring your own picnic. we stayed on the main beach bit it is a nice sandy beach. there was one other family when they left we had the beach to ourselves. we walked round and had some loungers also to ourselves on wood ramp overlooking the sea. the place seemed to be desolate. it was like being on your very own island which is great to have it to yourself but then realise do need people as it was a bit weird. there was a lady selling home products olive oil etc. we didn't walk over to the other side of the island as it was a bit hllly and with limited time stayed in one spot. there is another beach and walking opportunities on the other side i believe and a nudist bit. when the ferry came to collect us there had been more people around but we didnt see them so place for all to have some seclusion . the main hotel there is closed so it seemed like everything was shut down
Written October 2, 2021
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very short visit as part of a 3 island tour but the short time we had there we loved . The walking trails from where the boat docked provided stunning views of pristine coastline and blue caves . Was fun watching the swimmers diving off the rocks .
Written September 15, 2023
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK1,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is such a beautiful island. We didn’t have too long here as we visited as part of the 3 island tour, so we decided to head to the beach to do some swimming and snorkelling. We spent most of the hour in the water as it was so beautiful. The water was so blue and so clear. We saw so many different types of fish and plenty of sea urchins, which was awesome. I had never seen them before. Would definitely visit again and spent more time exploring.
Written October 9, 2023
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kirstin98
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Nice Island if you want to get off the main track. Just one restaurant for tourists that are not all-inclusive guests at the beach hotel – but that restaurant at is great. The all-inclusive hotel is a shame for the island. It deprives both locals and tourist the normal outdoor life. The load music is intrusive on other guests at the island. Also a shame to see their guests and even the staff throwing cigarettes on the beach.
Written June 18, 2023
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